Monday, June 2, 2008

Focus on Uighurs of Xinjiang and Inner Mongolians

Mike Krause of has written a piece in Denver Post on the other ethnic groups and captive nations under the Chinese regime. The two groups mentioned, deservedly so, are the Uighurs (Uyghurs) of East Turkistan and the Mongols of Inner Mongolia. The oppression of Uighurs and Mongolians in China continues with little or no press attention from the west.
Speaking off the record, one American expert described China's policy as "The only good Uigher is a dead Uigher." Testifying before the U.S. House Committee on International Relations in 2001, Yemlibike Fatkulin, a Uigher asylum seeker, described Beijing's population control tactics against ethnic Uighers including forced abortions, forced sterilization and heavy fines for "unauthorized" children...

During Mao Zedong's genocidal "Cultural Revolution" in the 1960s and early 1970s, many thousands of Mongolians of Inner Mongolia were tortured, maimed and killed in a vicious campaign by Chinese communists against an alleged Inner Mongolia independence movement.

Today the Inner Mongolia People's Party (so named in remembrance of the slaughter of the Cultural Revolution) actually exists as an organization of Mongolian expatriates based in New Jersey. Well outside the reach of Beijing, the affirm their goal of "establishing an independent state of Inner Mongolia."

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